Regina, Saskatchewan – The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, issued the following statement regarding today’s Third Link announcement:

“The announcement of the construction of a Third Link between Quebec City and Lévis is great news for the Greater Quebec City area and the eastern part of the province. I have supported this project since the leadership race in 2017. It has always been a priority for me and for Conservative MPs in Quebec.

“Unfortunately, the nomination of Steven Guilbeault, as the Liberal candidate in the Montreal riding of Laurier—Sainte-Marie, sends a clear signal that Justin Trudeau does not support the project and will try to block it if he is re-elected. Liberal MPs Joël Lightbound and Jean-Yves Duclos have never shown any leadership on this file.

“Steven Guilbeault has always been opposed to the Third Link project. As he said to Radio-Canada on October 13, 2018, “The Third Link will not work. It’s a political pitch to pander to voters in Quebec City’s southern suburbs. This project does not make sense.”

“Only a Conservative government, under my leadership in 2019, will work with the Quebec government and be an ally and proponent of the Third Link. Mobility issues are important in the Greater Quebec City area and we sincerely believe that the Third Link will be an important part of addressing this situation.”-30-

For more information:

Virginie Bonneau 
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(613) 294-8150

Daniel Schow 
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